Ashot I of Armenia
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|King of Armenia; Prince of Princes of Armenia|
|Reign||884 – 890|
|Successor||Smbat I the Martyr|
|Father||Smbat the Confessor|
His family, the Bagratunis, was one of the most powerful in the kingdom, along with the Artsruni. Both families were struggling for power through warfare against Arab invaders. Ashot was recognized by the Abbasid Caliph Al-Musta'in as Prince of Princes of Armenia in 862, a status he kept during the reigns of Abbasid Caliphs Al-Mu'tazz (866–869), Al-Muhtadi (869–870) and Al-Mu'tamid (870–892).
Ashot was married to Katranide. He reigned as king for around six years from 884 to 890. He was succeeded by his son, Smbat I.
- Federal Research Division (2004). Armenia: A Country Study. Kessinger Publishing. ISBN 1-4191-0751-8.
- Ghazarian, Jacob G. (2001). The Armenian Kingdom in Cilicia During the Crusades. UK: Routledge. ISBN 0-7007-1418-9.
(Himself as Prince of Armenia)
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(Bagratid Kingdom of Armenia)
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